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The Mysterious Montague: A True Tale of Hollywood, Golf, and Armed Robbery

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Publisher Comments:

John Montague was a boisterous enigma. In the 1930s, he was called “the world's greatest golfer” by famed sportswriter Grantland Rice. He could drive the ball 300 yards and more, or he could chip it across a room into a highball glass. He played golf with everyone from Howard Hughes and W. C. Fields to Babe Ruth and Bing Crosby. Yet strangely, he never entered a professional tournament or allowed himself to be photographed. Then, a Time magazine photographer snapped his picture with a telephoto lens and police quickly recognized Montague as a fugitive with a dark secret. From the glamour of 1930s Hollywood, to John Montague's extraordinary skill and triumphs on the golf course, to the shady world of Adirondack rumrunners and the most controversial, star-studded court trial of its day, The Mysterious Montague captures a man and an era with extraordinary color, verve, and energy.

Synopsis:

From the glamour of 1930s Hollywood and John Montague's extraordinary skill on the golf course to the shady world of Adirondack bootleggers, a "New York Times"-bestselling author captures a man and an era with extraordinary color and energy.

About the Author

LEIGH MONTVILLE is a former columnist at the Boston Globe and former senior writer at Sports Illustrated. He is the author of five books, including the New York Times bestsellers The Big Bam: The Life and Times of Babe Ruth, Ted Williams: The Biography of an American Hero, and At the Altar of Speed: The Fast Life and Tragic Death of Dale Earnhardt. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780767926508
Author:
Montville, Leigh
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Subject:
Other Miscellaneous Crimes
Subject:
Golf - General
Subject:
Sports - General
Subject:
Sports
Subject:
Biography-Sports
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20090531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8-PAGE BLACK AND WHITE INSERT
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
7.90x5.10x.80 in. .70 lbs.

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